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    SUPPORT HR 5506 For Direct Reimbursement!

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  1. True Anomaly

    Narcotics Maximus

    Not sure if the state medical board would have any say on this considering it's through the VA. But your other pursuits are worthwhile. Bottom line is that it is absolutely 100% illegal to be practicing medicine without having being delegated from a physician, or having some sort of legal relationship with a physician. Even in Michigan, the highly-touted state where OTP is law, it still requires some sort of relationship with a physician. If you have literally no relationship at all, on paper, with this physician, doing anything for him/her is illegal.
  2. In addition to the above, the AAPA helped introduce into Congress this April a bill to finally allow PAs to be able to directly bill and be reimbursed for their services in the Medicare system. If that passes, you can bet that third-party private payers will follow suit. And once we control our financial destiny, everything else will follow.
  3. My favorite line: "The Hospitalist's Union will lobby for mid-levels to wear short coats/jackets in colors other than white." So....anyone want to start claiming the official color for a PAs coat?
  4. True Anomaly

    Medical Model vs. Nursing Model

    "Holistic" is the most empty word bandied about in medicine or nursing.
  5. True Anomaly

    addiction

    We do not provide medical advice on this forum. Consult your licensed health professional for further advice
  6. Think maybe she did some cocaine and fentanyl as foreplay instead?
  7. I agree with all of the above, except what I highlighted.
  8. I found this paper helpful- it was put together by the Office of Inspector General on opioids in Medicare Part D patients. I think it could easily be extractable to non-Medicare patients and overall concern for high opioid usage: https://oig.hhs.gov/OEI/REPORTS/OEI-02-17-00250.PDF
  9. True Anomaly

    Cocaine + Ativan

    Cocaine on a UDS is cocaine...period. Nothing else metabolizes to the chemical that makes it positive on the UDS. It's one of the few actual reliable tests on the UDS
  10. True Anomaly

    Rampant billing fraud with PAs and NPs

    Agreed- another reason to support HR 5506 that will finally allow us to be directly reimbursed for our services
  11. I'm really curious about that too- how did that happen? I would have failed that rotation day 1
  12. True Anomaly

    'Active Topic' button?

    A rivalry I hope some day soon gets renewed again!
  13. True Anomaly

    'Active Topic' button?

    It's not a large button, but under the main heading to the right of the screen is a link to "Unread content"- when you click it, it pulls up recent posts, and you can customize it how you like- all content, unread content, content you're following, content you've posted in, etc- and it lists the posts based upon time posted. Hopefully this is along the lines of what you're looking for
  14. This is HUGE It is probably the biggest single thing we can change in order to help push our profession forward. Sure, there are states working on various aspects of OTP, but to FINALLY address the direct reimbursement issue federally will do more to help us gain financial- and thus practice- freedom than any other single thing that could be passed. I'm beyond ecstatic about this. This should be our raison d'etre as a profession- promoted continuously with our new medial campaign and by every state chapter. I can't stress how important this is going forward
  15. True Anomaly

    SB 351

    Whoever edited in the Snoop Dogg song at the end is genius :D
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